Download The Ice Palace (Peter Owen Modern Classics) by Tarjei Vesaas PDF

By Tarjei Vesaas

11-year outdated women, Unn and Siss, meet. Unn is ready to bare a mystery, person who ends up in her demise in a formation of ice brought on by a wide waterfall. Siss's fight along with her constancy to the reminiscence of a chum, the unusual frozen international of the waterfall, and the outline of Unn's deadly exploration of the ice palace are defined in prose of a lyrical financial system that ranks one of the memorable achievements of recent literature. usually short-listed for the Nobel Prize, Tarjei Vesaas (1897-1976) used to be offered the Nordic Council Prize in 1973 for this novel. A modernist who maintained a level of technical experimentation all through his paintings, he's in general thought of to be one in all Norway's nice glossy writers. How uncomplicated this novel is. How sophisticated. How powerful. How in contrast to the other. it truly is designated. it's unforgettable. it's extraordinary.""--Doris Lessing. ""It is tough to do justice to The Ice Palace. The narrative is pressing, the descriptions relentlessly appealing, the that means as robust because the ice piling up at the lake.""--The London occasions.

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Download Mediterranean Modernisms: The Poetic Metaphysics of Odysseus by Marinos Pourgouris PDF

By Marinos Pourgouris

Enticing with the paintings of Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseus Elytis in the framework of overseas modernism, Marinos Pourgouris locations the poet's paintings within the context of different modernist and surrealist writers in Europe. whilst, Pourgouris places ahead a redefinition of ecu Modernism that makes the Mediterranean, and Greece particularly, the discursive touch sector and comprises ignored parts corresponding to nationwide identification and geography. starting with an exam of Greek Modernism, Pourgouris's research areas Elytis in dialog with Albert Camus; analyzes the impact of Charles Baudelaire, Gaston Bachelard, and Sigmund Freud on Elytis's conception of analogies; lines the emblem of the solar in Elytis's poetry when it comes to the philosophies of Heraclitus and Plotinus; examines the effect of Le Corbusier on Elytis's idea of architectural poetics; and takes up the topic of Elytis's software of his concept of sunlight Metaphysics to poetic shape within the context of works via Freud, C. G. Jung, and Michel Foucault. educated by way of broad examine within the usa and Europe, Pourgouris's examine makes a compelling contribution to the comparative research of Greek modernism, the Mediterranean, and the paintings of Odysseus Elytis.

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Download Collected Works by Lorine Niedecker PDF

By Lorine Niedecker

"The Brontës had their moors, i've got my marshes," Lorine Niedecker wrote of flood-prone Black Hawk Island in Wisconsin, the place she lived so much of her existence. Her lifestyles via water, as she known as it, couldn't were additional faraway from the avant-garde poetry scene the place she additionally made a house. Niedecker is without doubt one of the most vital poets of her iteration and a necessary member of the Objectivist circle. Her paintings attracted excessive compliment from her peers--Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Cid Corman, Clayton Eshleman--with whom she exchanged life-sustaining letters. Niedecker was once additionally an enormous girl poet who interrogated problems with gender, domesticity, paintings, marriage, and sexual politics lengthy sooner than the fashionable feminist circulate. Her marginal prestige, either geographically and as a lady, interprets right into a significant poetry.

Niedecker''s lyric voice is likely one of the so much sophisticated and sensuous of the 20 th century. Her ear is continually alive to sounds of nature, oddities of vernacular speech, textures of vowels and consonants. usually in comparison to Emily Dickinson, Niedecker writes a poetry of wit and emotion, cosmopolitan experimentation and down-home American speech.

This much-anticipated quantity provides all of Niedecker''s surviving poetry, performs, and inventive prose within the series in their composition. It comprises many poems formerly unpublished in publication shape plus all of Niedecker''s surviving Nineteen Thirties surrealist paintings and her 1936-46 folks poetry, bringing to gentle the formative experimental levels of her early profession. With an advent that gives an account of the poet''s existence and notes that supply specified textual details, this e-book could be the definitive reader''s and scholar''s version of Niedecker''s paintings.

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Download In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in by Barry McCrea PDF

By Barry McCrea

In the corporate of Strangers exhibits how a reconception of family members and kinship underlies the innovative experiments of the modernist novel. whereas tales of marriage and long-lost kin have been a mainstay of vintage Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea means that rival countercurrents inside those relations plots set the level for the formal techniques of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the demanding situations to the family members plot fastened by way of figures reminiscent of Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the tale of the way bonds generated accidentally encounters among strangers come to take over the position of organizing narrative time and provides form to fictional worlds—a job and gear that was the shield of the genealogical family members. by way of investigating how the query of kin is a hidden key to modernist constitution and elegance, In the corporate of Strangers explores the formal narrative power of queerness and in doing so rewrites the background of the trendy novel.

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Download Anglo-Irish modernism and the maternal: from Yeats to Joyce by D. Stubbings PDF

By D. Stubbings

Anglo-Irish Modernism and the Maternal argues concentrate on the development of mother-figures in Irish tradition illuminates the extreme fulfillment of the Irish modernists. primarily, the seminal Irish modernists—Moore, Joyce, Synge, Yeats, and O'Casey—resisted these mother-figures sanctioned by way of cultural discourses, re-writing her which will elude her. during this, they not just re-constituted language and illustration, they accessed and re-figured and their very own artistic sleves.

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Download Epoch and Artist by David Jones PDF

By David Jones

Written among the past due Thirties and the past due Fifties, Epoch and Artist represents these essays that David Jones needed to determine preserved in his lifetime.Beginning together with his so much own reflections upon Welsh tradition, the choice turns subsequent to Jones's options at the place of artwork and the artist within the twentieth-century, concluding with writings at the nature of epoch and eu tradition and heritage.

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Download Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence by Matthew J. Kochis, Heather L. Lusty PDF

By Matthew J. Kochis, Heather L. Lusty

“Challenges the unhelpful polarization of Lawrence and Joyce in a lot twentieth-century literary feedback and provides interesting choices to what's definitely a reductive method of the achievements of either writers.”—Fiona Becket, writer of The whole serious advisor to D. H. Lawrence
“A groundbreaking assortment. Sexuality, censorship, publishing, and competition are all handled with a clean eye; state-of-the-art archival examine is dropped at the fore; and new views equivalent to ecocriticism are among the highlights.”—Susan Mooney, writer of The inventive Censoring of Sexuality
Modernism’s so much contentious opponents, James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence, have been polar opposites—stylistically, individually, and professionally—yet their lives, works, and careers endure impressive similarities. They shared a similar literary agent, released within the related literary magazines, fought felony battles opposed to censorship, and have been either pirated via Samuel Roth. this is often the 1st ebook to discover the resonances among the 2 writers, shattering the old silence among Joyceans and Lawrentians.

The parallels run deep among those epic figures of the literary canon, and this quantity explores the vintage modernist paradoxes shared via the 2 writers. either have been instantaneously syncretists and shatterers, bourgeois cosmopolitans, prudish libertines, displaced nostalgists, and rebels opposed to their local lands. contemplating mutual issues reminiscent of gender, category, horseracing, nature, faith, exile, and modernism’s fascination with Egyptology, those essays spotlight the numerous intersections within the significant novels and brief fiction of Joyce and Lawrence. Modernists at Odds is an extended past due prolonged comparability of 2 of the main compelling writers of the 20 th century.

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Download Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist by Jay A. Gertzman PDF

By Jay A. Gertzman

“The first deeply researched and sustained biographical therapy of a guy who has turn into well-known as an important determine in American publishing, transatlantic modernism, and the improvement of obscenity legislations. Gertzman’s wide-ranging wisdom of Roth and the startlingly diversified contexts during which he lived and labored makes this a penetrating and unsurpassed portrait not just of Roth yet of the rustic he inhabited.”—Robert Spoo, coeditor of Ezra and Dorothy Pound: Letters in Captivity, 1945–1946

“Gertzman is to be counseled for braiding jointly such a lot of underappreciated strands of twentieth-century literary, criminal, and cultural history.”—Paul okay. Saint-Amour, editor of Modernism and Copyright

“Speaks very importantly and convincingly approximately American-Jewish id, censorship, sleek publishing, and twentieth-century literature. yet both very important is the tale the e-book tells approximately an enigma—the difficult, contradictory, and infrequently beautiful determine of Samuel Roth, whose torturous and engaging path Gertzman chronicles with wit and insight.”—Mary Dearborn, writer of The Happiest guy Alive: A Biography of Henry Miller

Samuel Roth used to be infamous for being a poet, a pornographer, and a pirate. whereas his personal writing mirrored the event of immigrant Jews and he usually went to criminal on obscenity fees, he was once more often than not often called a daring literary “pirate” for issuing unauthorized variations of modernist sensations, including Ulysses and Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

within the absence of a global copyright contract and since works deemed obscene couldn't be copyrighted, what he did used to be no longer unlawful. however it did violate the protocols of mutual reasonable dealing among publishers and authors. these guides provoked an remarkable overseas protest of writers, publishers, and intellectuals who finally vilified Roth on continents.

Roth used to be a guy with an uncanny skill to acknowledge sturdy modern writing and make it obtainable to well known audiences. finally, his commitment to the ebook of “indecent” works broke down some of the censorship legislation of the time, although he suffered tremendously for his efforts. His tale portrays a guy who struggled with the ethical quandaries of literary censorship within the mid-twentieth century, whereas attempting to reconcile the profitable act of disseminating provocative works and his personal Judaism.

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Download ABC of Reading (New Directions Paperbook) by Ezra Pound PDF

By Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound’s vintage publication concerning the which means of literature, with a brand new advent by means of Michael Dirda.

This vital paintings, first released in 1934, is a concise assertion of Pound’s aesthetic thought. it's a primer for the reader who desires to preserve an lively, serious brain and develop into more and more delicate to the sweetness and suggestion of the world’s top literature. With attribute power and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with shows meticulously selected from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” presents an illuminating essay for an individual desiring to learn and write poetry. ABC of studying monitors Pound’s nice skill to open new avenues in literature for our time.

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Download Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein PDF

By Gertrude Stein

Geography and performs is a suite of Gertrude Stein’s writing from approximately 1908 to 1920. initially released in 1922 with an advent by means of Sherwood Anderson, it's been virtually inaccessible for a few years. This paperback variation permits scholars and different devotees of Stein to determine the constructing recommendations of 1 of the said giants of literary modernism, whose pathbreaking departures in literary variety have lately been assigned nonetheless higher significance in gentle of latest theories approximately women’s writing. a brand new foreword via Cyrena N. Pondrom presents modern readers with a great orientation to the significance of Stein’s success during this early work.

“Here is one artist who has been capable of settle for ridicule, who has even foregone the privilege of writing the good American Novel, uplifting our English-speaking level and donning the bays of the nice poets, to move reside one of the little house responsibilities phrases, the swaggering bullying street-corner phrases, and all of the different forgotten and overlooked electorate of the sacred and half-forgotten city.”
—Sherwood Anderson, from the creation to the 1922 version

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